3 Purposes

The purposes of this Act are to—

(a)

more clearly define the scope of rights protected by registered trade marks; and

(b)

simplify procedures for registering a trade mark in order to reduce costs to applicants and to reduce business compliance costs generally; and

(c)

address Māori concerns relating to the registration of trade marks that contain a Māori sign, including imagery and text; and

(d)

deter counterfeit activity in relation to registered trade marks in New Zealand; and

(e)

ensure that New Zealand’s trade mark regime takes account of international developments.